Thursday, August 12, 2010

It’s a Shamus

With this information having finally been confirmed by Robert J. Randisi, founder of the Private Eye Writers of America, we can now report that the following works of detective fiction have been nominated for the 2010 Shamus Awards.

Best Hardcover P.I. Novel:
The Silent Hour, by Michael Koryta (Minotaur)
Where the Dead Lay, by David Levien (Doubleday)
Locked In, by Marcia Muller (Grand Central)
Schemers, by Bill Pronzini (Forge)
My Soul to Take, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (William Morrow)

Best First P.I. Novel:
Loser’s Town, by Daniel Depp (Simon & Schuster)
The Last Gig, by Norman Green (Minotaur)
The Good Son, by Russel D. McLean (Minotaur)
Faces of the Gone, by Brad Parks (Minotaur)
Chinatown Angel, by A.E. Roman (Minotaur)

Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel:
Dark Side of the Morgue, by Raymond Benson (Leisure)
Sinner’s Ball, by Ira Berkowitz (Three Rivers Press)
Red Blooded Murder, by Laura Caldwell (Mira)
Vengeance Road, by Rick Mofina (Mira)
Body Blows, by Marc Strange (Dundurn)

Best P.I. Short Story:
“The Dark Island,” by Brendan DuBois (from Boston Noir, edited by Dennis Lehane; Akashic)
“Deadline Edition,” by S.L. Franklin (Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, April 2009)
“Blazin’ on Broadway,” by Gary Phillips (from Phoenix Noir, edited by Patrick Millikin; Akashic)
“Suicide Bonds,” by Tim L. Williams (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April 2009)
“Julius Katz,” by Dave Zeltserman (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, September/October 2009)

The names of this year’s Shamus winners will be announced in October during Bouchercon in San Francisco.

(Hat tip to Pulpetti.)

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